AOL News: 10 Questions for Kendrick Meek

Editor’s note: AOL News is asking U.S. House and Senate candidates to answer 10 questions about themselves and their views on two big issues.

Democrat Kendrick Meek has been a member of the U.S. House since 2003, when he was elected to succeed his mother, Rep. Carrie Meek, who retired. He rose to the rank of captain in the Florida Highway Patrol and served in the state House from 1995-98 and state Senate from 1998-2002. He is running for the U.S. Senate from Florida against Republican Marco Rubio and Independent Charlie Crist.

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1) Everyone is angry with politicians in Washington. Why do you want to be one of them?

I understand the anger of Americans who are frustrated with politicians and believe these feelings are justified. For too long, politics has trumped good public policy. That’s why I support reforming the filibuster rule in the Senate to break the deadlock in the political process. I’m running to exert the political will necessary to make tough decisions and get things done.

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